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Deltas and Plumes Visualizations

Compiled by Jen Millner at Montana State University


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Ganges River Delta (more info) This Landsat-7 false-color composite image shows sediment from the Ganges River as it flows through the Sunderbans, which refers the delta area, and into the Bay of Bengal.

Mississippi Plumes (more info) This MODIS satellite image shows sediment plumes from the main branch of the Mississippi River as they move through the bayou region and into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System (CSDMS) provides educational animations. Low Gradient Delta Evolution and 3D Delta Formation- two animations of computer models of delta formations from Irina Overeem. Braided Streams in an experimental fan delta laboratory video from Gary Parker. Delta in a Fluvial system laboratory video from Erica Powell. Shorline Transgression & Regression laboratory video from Chris Paoloa.
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